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Crystal Ligori


Crystal Ligori is the producer and newscaster for "All Things Considered" and produces the weekly radio program "Literary Arts: The Archive Project."

Before joining OPB, Crystal worked the active rock station KUFO in Portland. In addition to her on-air role, she was the interim music director and hosted a weekly, local music show. Before moving to Portland, Crystal worked at modern music station KZZU in Spokane, Washington, and at student-run radio station KBGA in Missoula, Montana.

Crystal earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana. While there, she earned a Society of Professional Journalists award for television feature reporting and a Hearst Journalism Award for broadcast news radio features. Crystal is also a freelance voiceover artist.

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Recent Articles

Sports | Recreation | NW Life | Family | local | Entertainment

The Pickles Have Captured Portland's Hearts (And Tattooed Their Arms)

In just four seasons, the Portland Pickles have made baseball a staple on the city's east side.

local | News | Politics

Driving While Undocumented In Oregon: A Family's Hopes For HB 2015

A bill to grant undocumented immigrants the right to an Oregon driver’s license is awaiting the Governor’s signature. For Juan Navarro's family, it represents a bit of freedom from a constant fear.

News | Agriculture | Sustainability | Business | local | Education

For Oregon Hemp Farmers, The Future Is Green

After being legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, many are calling hemp the crop of the future. Oregon State University launched the Global Hemp Innovation Center, and farmers are also racing to discover the opportunities–and the challenges–of cashing in on Oregon’s fastest-growing crop.

Arts | Books | History | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - David Wolman & Julian Smith

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," David Wolman and Julian Smith discuss their book, "Aloha Rodeo," which spotlights Hawaiian cowboys and a hidden gem from Western America’s history.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Literary Arts' Poets on Broadway

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," poets Shayla Lawson, Stephanie Adams-Santos and Jane Wong perform poems and discuss their work, from Literary Arts’ Poets on Broadway series.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Joan Didion

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Joan Didion reads from her book "Political Fictions" that focus on her experience observing and participating in the American political process.

local | News | Sports

Blazers-Warriors As Seen From The Sideline With Brooke Olzendam

For the first time in 19 years, the Portland Trail Blazers are in the Western Conference Finals. But the road to get there was rocky. Courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam explains what’s happened so far and what to expect next.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Marissa Meyer and Tochi Onyebuchi

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," a discussion between Young Adult authors Marissa Meyer and Tochi Onyebuchi at the 2018 Portland Book Festival, moderated by Alicia Tate. 

World | Arts | Books | Politics | History | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Amos Oz

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," novelist, journalist, and intellectual Amos Oz discusses Israeli literature, Hebrew, the Holocaust, and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. 

Arts | Books | Energy | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Jacqueline Woodson

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Jacqueline Woodson, acclaimed author of more than two dozen award-winning books for children and young adults, discusses writing and her career.

Books | Science | Climate change | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Al Gore

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore discusses climate change as a matter of highest priority for the United States.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Jesmyn Ward and Mitchell Jackson

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and Whiting Award recipient Mitchell Jackson in conversation at the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, sponsored by Literary Arts and Lyceum Agency.

World | Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of "Americanah" and "We Should All Be Feminists," discusses her journey as an author, from her childhood in Nigeria to the present-day. 

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Barry Lopez

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez discusses his new book Horizon, during the launch event in Portland, Oregon.

Arts | NW Life | local | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Verselandia 2018

Students who participated in the 2018 Verselandia! City-wide Youth Poetry Competition share their original pieces in front of a live audience, emceed by poet Anis Mojgani.

local | News | Science | History

Oregon Cold Case Identified After Nearly 50 Years

A combination of DNA technology and genealogy helped identify one of Oregon's oldest cold case victims. 

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - W.S Merwin

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we remember acclaimed, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, W.S. Merwin who died last Friday, March 15, 2019.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Jennifer Egan

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Jennifer Egan discusses her process for researching her most recent novel Manhattan Beach and the many inspiring people and places she discovered along the way.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - The Believer

This special episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features three conversations conducted by The Believer magazine at Portland Book Festival 2018.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Ron Chernow

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Ron Chernow discusses the life of a biographer, including re-casting familiar historical figures in a new light and a secret bias against those more elusive figures.